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Longest/Shortest Streets
& Steepest Grades
Los Angeles County

Shortest Street, Los Angeles

Powers Place, shortest street in Los Angeles. Photo from Google Maps, Copyright 2017 Google.

Longest Street

The longest street in Los Angeles County is Sepulveda Boulevard which runs 42.8 miles between Mission Hills in the San Fernando Valley and Long Beach (26.4 miles through the City of Los Angeles).

Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles

Sepulveda Boulevard (highlighted in red) across a map of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Los Angeles Almanac map.

Shortest Street

The shortest street in Los Angeles is Powers Place (shown in photo above), located in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District, just west of Downtown Los Angeles. It extends a mere 13 feet, between Alvarado Terrace and Bonnie Brae.

Steepest Grades

The steepest grade in Los Angeles (at 33.3 percent) is Eldred Street in Highland Park. It is the third steepest street in the nation. Incidentally, besides Eldred Street, there are three other Los Angeles streets steeper than any streets in San Francisco: 28th Street (San Pedro) at 33 percent, Baxter Street (Echo Park) and Fargo Street (Silver Lake), both at 32 percent. They rank 3, 4 and 5 in the nation, respectively. San Francisco’s steepest streets (ranking nationally 9 and 10) are 22nd and Filbert Streets, both at 31.5 percent.